18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, (A)“May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God (B)with money! 21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for (C)your heart is not right before God. 22 Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, (D)if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are in (E)the gall[a] of bitterness and in (F)the bond of iniquity.”

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 8:23 That is, a bitter fluid secreted by the liver; bile

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